This highly creative and successful course aims to give you the confidence and skills to explore a diverse range of themes and to develop a questioning and analytical attitude.
There is a strong emphasis on the teaching of creative, contemporary drawing skills and developing underpinning research skills. You are encouraged to explore and experiment through a wide range of Art and Design media, including drawing, painting, print, textiles, and Photoshop. Observational drawing and recording skills are very important. You will study a range of contemporary artists to help inform your ideas. Your practical design work will be recorded in a sketch book and development will lead to a personally developed final outcomes in your chosen area this could be painting, drawing, textiles, illustration, mixed media or fashion or surface pattern.
There are a range of extension opportunities for students studying all courses in Art and Design. Previous visits have included London Galleries and location visits to source projects. We also benefit from a programme of visiting speakers and professional workshops carried out by professionals who work in the Art and Design Industry. Each year student display individual Art & Design work in the Summer End of Year Exhibition (June).
5 GCSEs at Grade A* -C / 9-4 to include English Language and Art or Design Technology. A portfolio of work would need to be presented at interview.
A £50 studio fee includes the provision
of a basic kit bag.
The Art and Design Programme Area at Gateway has an excellent reputation. Many students progress onto the highly successful Pre-degree WJEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and to a variety of high profile BA (Hons) Degree courses.
This course aims to provide you with opportunities to develop artistic skills which will lead to a range of creative careers.
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